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The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March 

Lawrence Wong
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Updated June 14, 2019 4.1k votes 240 voters 20.2k views 55 items

List Rules Must have been released in the month of March

March is usually a dumping ground for movies that are neither summer blockbusters nor award contenders, but Marches of years past have had some great movies come out in theaters (movie releases in March 2013, by the way, not awful). These greatest films to come out in March is a list of the best movies ever to come out in March.

To give you an idea of how bad March typically is for movie releases, the rogue nuclear sub movie Phantom (starring David Duchovny and Ed Harris), released in March 2013, is fast on its way to becoming one of the least profitable movies ever made. In years past, however, March movie releases have included (the first installment of what is sure to be a mega trilogy), gladiator epic 300, and even The Godfather.


What is the best movie ever to come out in March? What Academy Award winning movies were released in March? What are the most successful movies released in March? This list of movies that came out in March is here for users to vote on what they consider to be the greatest movie released in March. This is not a complete list of films released in March, just the good ones. If your favorite movie released in March isn't on the list, make sure to add it to this list of the greatest films released in March.
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The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Released: 1972

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by Mario Puzo. The aging patriarch (Marlon Brando) of an organized crime dynasty transfers ...more

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Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

Released: 1987

Directed by: Richard Donner

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

Released: 1996

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Fargo is a 1996 American neo-noir dark comedy crime film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Frances McDormand as a pregnant Minnesota police chief who ...more

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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles ...more

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The Birds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

Released: 1963

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

Released: 1999

Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

Released: 1960

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

Released: 1990

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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300 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

Released: 2006

Directed by: Zack Snyder

300 is a 2006 American fantasy war film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. Both are fictionalized retellings of the Battle of Thermopylae which took ...more

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My Cousin Vinny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio

Released: 1992

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

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Raising Arizona is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

Released: 1987

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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The Hunt for Red October... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry

Released: 1990

Directed by: John McTiernan

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Splash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah

Released: 1984

Directed by: Ron Howard

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The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven

Released: 1963

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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Lock, Stock and Two Smok... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Sting, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones

Released: 1998

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

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The Boondock Saints is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly

Released: 1999

Directed by: Troy Duffy

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The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

Released: 1983

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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The Hunger Games: Mockin... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Released: 2014

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

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Liar Liar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen

Released: 1997

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

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Memento is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

Released: 2000

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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21
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu

Released: 1991

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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Porky's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras, Art Hindle

Released: 1982

Directed by: Bob Clark

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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

Released: 2002

Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson

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This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

Released: 1984

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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Coal Miner's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March
Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek, Beverly DAngelo

Released: 1980

Directed by: Michael Apted

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